Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Security: Papua is Indonesia, Indonesia is Papua
Jakarta - In the framework of designing development in Papua, government has formulated strategic steps and collaboration as well as accelerated development of Papua in the framework of a better Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) going forward to sharpen the strategy. This was conveyed by Secretary of Minister of Bappenas, Himawan Ariyoga, in his report at Papua Development Summit 2019 at JW Marriot Hotel Jakarta, Tuesday (12/17).
"This event is a moment of reflection and evaluation of the journey to develop Papua in the future in the context of Indonesia Going Forward Together with Papua," he said.
Officially opened by Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security, Mahfud MD, said in his speech that Papua is an inseparable part of Republic of Indonesia. "Papua is Indonesia and Indonesia is Papua. If Indonesia has superior human resources, Papua will advance," he explained.
In addition to aiming to socialise the success of Papua and West Papua regions’ development, the organising of this conference was also used as an event to introduce Papua culture and market Papuan products.
Agenda for accelerating Papua's development includes development of human resources in accordance with regional potential and local wisdom, acceleration of infrastructure, simplification of bureaucracy to improve services, and economic transformation that utilises natural resources.